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Internet providers in Shelby, NC

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Shelby, NC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL97%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Shelby internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Shelby is comparable to the rest of North Carolina - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Shelby area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Shelby residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 44% of those living in Shelby.

There are four internet providers serving the Shelby area, and 96.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Shelby's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Shelby

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AT&T 167 Mbps 98 Mbps DSL
Viasat 10 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 177 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Shelby

The largest internet providers in Shelby are AT&T, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Shelby.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Shelby residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Shelby’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Shelby residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Shelby covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Shelby to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shelby, $59.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shelby, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Shelby. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shelby's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Shelby covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Shelby residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Shelby, $59.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shelby, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Shelby. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shelby's providers, 103 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Shelby covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Shelby where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shelby, $59.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shelby, $0.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Shelby. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Shelby's providers, 103 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Shelby with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Shelby. The next fastest internet provider in Shelby is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Shelby with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Shelby, $59.99.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.